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Senior Buyer - Fresh Produce

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Fresh Produce
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89676
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.71555.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 29, 2012 11:01

Job Description

A leading retailer is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to oversee a key product category in fresh produce. As a Senior Buyer you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. Responsibilities include: * Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range * Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers * Drive cost down within supply base * Maintain sales and profit according to budget * Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales Requirements include: * An extensive background within buying at senior buyer / buying manager level * A proven background in management where you have shown your ability to develop your team and the people around you. * Degree educated or equivalent. * A first class negotiator with a real eye for commercially viable products. * Be a self-starter who thrives on challenge. Applicants will need to have strong retail buying experience within fresh food at management level. The chosen applicant will receive an attractive salary and package.